Nadia Prupis, staff writer

Nadia Prupis is a Common Dreams staff writer.

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Tuesday, July 7, 2015 - 1:00pm
#BlockTheFactory: One Year After Gaza War, Protesters Shut Down Drone Plants
Marking the one-year anniversary of the 2014 attack on Gaza, protesters in the United Kingdom and Australia on Monday shut down four drone factories owned by the biggest arms company in Israel, Elbit Systems. The factories produce military drones that were used in Israel's 51-day offensive last...
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Monday, July 6, 2015 - 3:30pm
Canadians Take Fight Against Controversial 'Anti-Terror' Law to UN
As the United Nations gears up for its first-in-a-decade review of Canada's human rights record, activists opposing a controversial "anti-terrorism" surveillance law are jumping at the chance to plead their case in front of the panel. Opponents of Bill C-51, which passed the Canadian Parliament...
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Monday, July 6, 2015 - 12:45pm
For This 'Shark Week,' Grassroots Alliance Targets Predators of the Poor
At long last, shark week has come—that time of year when bloodthirsty predators get a moment in the media spotlight. Only it's not the shark week you're thinking of. In time with the Discovery Channel's week of programming that portrays intelligent and social animals as the vicious butchers of the...
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Friday, July 3, 2015 - 11:00am
Small Donations, Not Super PACs, Bring Big Funds for Bernie Sanders
In just a few short months, Bernie Sanders' campaign for U.S. president in 2016 has rapidly hit a number of significant milestones, from overflowing crowds at rallies to a quick rise in voter polls—and on Thursday, he reached another one: a $15 million fundraising haul. While it's just a fraction...
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Friday, July 3, 2015 - 9:45am
If World Refuses to Act on Carbon, Oceans Doomed to 'Irreversible' Damage
Without "immediate and substantial" reductions in greenhouse gas emissions, the world's oceans and marine life face massive, irreversible damage with far-reaching consequences by 2100, a new study published Friday in the magazine Science warns . The international team of scientists, led by Dr. Jean...
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Thursday, July 2, 2015 - 4:00pm
'Shocking...Outrageous': New Revelations Confirm UK Spied on Amnesty International
Underscoring "gross inadequacies" in the UK intelligence system, the group which oversees British spy services admitted on Wednesday that the government had targeted Amnesty International for surveillance and unlawfully misused its data—a startling turnaround of a ruling made just 10 days earlier,...
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Thursday, July 2, 2015 - 1:00pm
Invited by Vatican, Naomi Klein Makes Moral Case for World Beyond Fossil Fuels
Naomi Klein—activist, author, and self-described "secular Jewish feminist"—spoke at the Vatican on Wednesday where she championed the Pope's message for global action on climate change and made the case for "the beautiful world" beyond fossil fuel addiction. Klein, who was invited to speak by the...
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Wednesday, July 1, 2015 - 1:00pm
Pelosi to Wall Street: Ignore Warren. Dems Still Love You
U.S. House Minority Leader Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) on Wednesday told CNBC that there was no "consensus" among Democrats that the Obama administration should enforce stricter regulations on the financial industry, highlighting a growing intra-party divide just as the 2016 presidential election...
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Wednesday, July 1, 2015 - 9:15am
Denouncing 'Corporate Democrats,' Labor Leader Joins Sanders Campaign
Larry Cohen, the labor leader and outgoing president of the Communications Workers of America (CWA), is officially backing Bernie Sanders' 2016 presidential campaign—at least in part thanks to Hillary Clinton. Cohen will reportedly serve as an unpaid volunteer for the U.S. senator from Vermont, who...
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Sunday, June 28, 2015 - 7:30am
Greek Crisis Moving Fast as Emergency Measures Considered
The European Central Bank (ECB) began discussions on Sunday to extend emergency financial support for Greece as the country moves forward with a referendum on a proposed bailout, at the same time as its current bailout speeds to a June 30 expiration. In a conference call, the ECB considered whether...
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